Thursday, 19 July 2012

Moving Along With The Times 'Celebration in Pink, Pearl & Pretty' Challenge

Good morning all. 
As the weather is being so mean to us all I thought I would start by giving you all a laugh and change my profile picture. This is my hubby and I whilst aboard our cruise ship in June and just look at my face. I just cannot smile in photo's I always manage to pull some sort of awful face, although David doesn't look much better does he he looks like he is gritting his teeth. 

Anyway back to the task in hand, this week at Moving Along With The Times it is Mau's turn to set us the challenge and she went with 'Celebration in Pink, Pearls and Pretty'. I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this Whiff of Joy image and now can't understand why I have never used it before. The flourish die cut is made from a Cheery Lynn die I brought whilst at the Doncaster show with Shell last weekend, I had wanted it for ages but everywhere I looked it was either out of stock or a ridiculous amount of postage just to send that.

6" Card Blank - Boyes
Card stock - Bazzill & Paper Mill Shop
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Summer Breeze'
Image - Whiff of Joy 'Willow Dressing Up'
Sentiment - ?? Paper Pretties
Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dies - Cheery Lynn 'Fanciful Flourish' & Spellbinder 'Edgeabilities'
Pearls - Unknown Doncaster Show

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Hair - Walnut, Cinnamon, Tan, March Hare & Antique White
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Dress & Shoes - Budding Rose, Tea Rose, Baby Pink, Pale Pink & Muted Pink.
Bracelet - Gold

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Bearly Mine - Girly birthday card
Cards & More - Pink/Tip/No flowers
LEJ Designs - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - All things girlie
Sassy Cheryl's - Fancy borders
Stamp N Plus - Anything goes
ABC Challenges - T use 2 of something (flourishes)
Mema's Craft - Anything Goes

I was lucky enough to be a winner at Mema's Craft last week and got 2 great Kenny K images which I can't wait to use. 

Finally before I go I just wanted to show you my unit that my darling hubby made for me to store all my pens and pencils in (got to butter him up as I know he will read this and I want a paper holder one made next lol) . After buying the last of the Promarkers I needed to complete my set at Doncaster, I needed somewhere to store them all so this is what David made for me. I have not organised it or put all my pens in it yet this is David's arrangement and how I found it after returning from having my hair cut. See Shell all that noise yesterday during our phone call was worth it!

Please pop over to the challenge blog and have a look at all the other pretty pink and pearl creations you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by, I have my inlaws here for the next couple of days so will catch up with your blogs at the weekend. 


Kim said...

your card is gorgeous and love that image! I'm so impressed by the DIY! Do you think if I nagged my hubby would make me one too! I won't hold my breath....
Kim x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Wow, that well worth all the noise its fantastic! Clever lad!
Gorgeous card hun & thanks for the shove to use my WOJ stamp lol!!

Huge hugs shell xx

ParkNSlide said...

Beautiful card---love the pink & brown combo. Thanks for posting in the Stamp N Plus challenge.

Cumbrianlass said...

Absolutely beautiful, the image and the swirls are wonderful as is the colour and layout.
Thank you for joining us at lejdesigns challenge and good luck.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Yummy colours in this pretty layout. That die was worth waiting for. it makes a gorgeous accent. Kudos to your husband for the wonderful storage unit. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes Challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Sue B said...

Aww your profile photo is gorgeous Kim…
and so is your card!! I love the Willow image and she's perfect for a girlie card! The papers and layout are stunning! I love the leaf swirls and the fancy border with the pearls!!
Hope you have a lovely day!
p.s. I love your pen holder - hubby has done really well !!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the new profile pic its lovely. Oh I like the card and your storage they are both fabby. Loving the new dies, Shell said you had bought loads, cant wait to see them, Love Hxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the new profile pic its lovely. Oh I like the card and your storage they are both fabby. Loving the new dies, Shell said you had bought loads, cant wait to see them, Love Hxx

Pami said...

Gorgeous card Kim, I love this colour combo. And what a fabulous new unit!! LOVE IT! You lucky girl. Pami x

DesignerDiva said...

I love your pink and brown card Kim, together they are my favourite combo and the new die cut looks fab!!
As does the new profile pic! and the new storage unit, my BIL made one for me and I was like a kid at Christmas lol
Lucky Girl
Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love the colour combo and the gorgeous die cuts.. definitely a pretty card
LOve your pretty new profile pic too
Lisa x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Kim - love the colour combo and the new die cut looks gorgeous.
Fab profile piccie too :o)
Have a great evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Kim, I was thinking how lovely the new Profile was :) You both look wonderful on it.
Love the card, You certainly did my challenge proud, I love the image and the Dies are beautiful. Hugs Mau xx
Brilliant work David! Love It.

Claudia said...

Hi Kim, your card is just great. The background you made with the squares gives a great effect, the colouration of the pic is super and all the decoration is lovely. Perfect how you used the Spellbinder Edgeability for imitating a lace border. And finally the colour combination with the pink and the brown is just great.
Thank you very much for joining at the Cards und More Challenge.
Hugs Claudia

gina g said...

Gorgeous card! i love the image and fab colours too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week. luv gina xx

debbi taylor said...

what a great layout
thank you for joining in the challenge at LEJ designs this week
Debbi x

Anonymous said...

Love this!
Great colors and the flourishes for the ABC
challenge really adds a great detail to the card.
The image very, very pretty!
I got a kick out of reading your blog post...had no idea
your new photo was supposed to be funny, looks great to me! =)
Thanks for adding so much of your personality here! Fun to see...
Have a good one and thanks for linking to ABC so I could come by!


Mema's Crafts said...

Hi Kim. I love the cubicles your hubby made. You know those are being sold for Copic markers and they don't look as big as yours. Ummm think I could get someone to build me one...boy I am a dreamer. As usual you have shared another gorgeous card with us. I love the elements, the image and the colors. It's all beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Mema's Crafts and I hope you will visit often. Good Luck.

Ani said...

This is really gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at BMD! Ani

Kim said...

Love this card, the image is so sweet and great color combo! Your husband is very talented! He could market those! Thanks for joining us at Graphicat Sketches this week,

Sassy Cheryl said...

You're not the only one that can't take a photo and smile naturally! But i LOVE the photo. It's so you!
I am loving the pink and brown combo in this gorgeous card. Such fabulous details and beautifully done.
Fancy Borders are SUPER fun! Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

Mary Lou said...

Hi Kim~~Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your sweet comments :) WOW I Love what hubby made you to store your pens---GORGEOUS!!!! Your PPP card is so cute and I do like the WOJ stamps too!!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Kim your card is smashing! Love the pink and choc! Now, your new craft unit, I think you need to butter hubby up real good as I want one and I am sure the other girls could all use one too! lol

Have a great weekend hun {hugs}

Cindy Groh said...

Wow! That is so beautiful. I love the image and I adore the soft pinks of this card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus.

Enfys said...

Fantastic card Kim, that die is on my wish list too! I think you look happy in your new photo even if you aren't grinning! That pen storage is amazing, but you need some end dots for your PM's! He should go into production!
Enfys x

Judith said...

This is just gorgeous Kim - WOJ was one of my first favourites and I don't use them nearly enough - might just give one an outing - love your pen storage unit lucky you x

Andrea said...

This is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)
PS - fab pen storage!

Pysselbus said...

Stunning card!! Love the pretty details and the border punch! The image fits perfectly with your design!!


Sabrina aka Chaosküken said...

Your card is adorable - love the squares in the background matching to the wonderful image and embellishment!

Thank you for joining us at Cards und More.


downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous creation
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)